The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging Requests Proposals for 2019 Academic Research Grants

Legal, health sciences, social sciences, and gerontology scholars and professionals are invited to submit research proposals to The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging. The objectives of the Academic Research Grants are to further research and scholarship about new or improved public policies, laws, and/or programs that will enhance the quality of life for the elderly, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability, or other barriers.

Up to four grants of a maximum of $20,000 each will be awarded. The Center expects grantees to meet the objectives of the grant program through individual or collaborative research projects that analyze and recommend changes in one or more important existing public policies, laws, and/or programs relating to the elderly; or, anticipate the need for and recommend new public policies, laws, and/or programs for the elderly necessitated by changes in the number and demographics of the country’s and the world’s elderly populations, by advances in science and technology, by changes in the health care system, or by other developments. It is expected that the research product will be publishable in a first-rate journal.

Larger budgets using outside matching funds are encouraged but not required. Favorable weight is given to proposals that indicate, where appropriate, that active attempts will be made to solicit required additional funds for the project (including a list of sources to be approached). Grant funds may be used for the approved budget purposes, which may include reasonable compensation for the principal investigator(s), consultant(s), and research assistant(s), print and computer-based research materials, and other necessary expenses. Faculty salary support will not be approved other than for (1) summer when the applicant is not eligible for summer support from their university or (2) buying out a course. Grant funds may not be used for dissertation research, student tuition or fees, or university overhead or administrative charges, and the Center will not otherwise pay any such costs.

Proposals must be submitted by one or more individual researchers who will be responsible for carrying out the project. Researchers may be affiliated with the same or different institutions. Grant funds must be administered by an academic, government, or other non-profit organization. Evidence of federal tax-exempt status is required before funds will be released.

The on-line application form on the Center’s website, www.borchardcla.org, will be available after September 15, 2018. Applications should be submitted no later than October 15, 2018. Selections will be made on or about December 15, 2018.

Proposals should include a narrative description of the research project (5 pages maximum), including how the research meets the objectives of the Center’s grant program, why the project is otherwise important, a description of the intended written research product, the publication(s) to which the work product will be submitted for publication, and a statement if IRB approval is required. Required attachments are a project timeline, detailed budget (including matching support), curriculum vitae of the principal investigator(s), and federal tax exemption letter evidencing the administrating organization is a 501(c)(3) organization not classified as a private foundation.

Upon completion of the research project, but not later than December 31 of the year following the award (unless the committee, for good cause, extends the completion date), grantees must submit by email a final written report that includes a description and chronology of the research and results, an accounting for grant funds, and electronic copies of any publications or products developed. In addition, a short written progress and status report must be submitted not later than June 30 of the year the award is granted.

For further description of the Academic Research Grant Program, the Request for Proposals, and the application form (available as of September 15, 2018), please see the Center’s Web site at www.borchardcla.org.

 

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Sarah B. Mancini and Odette Williamson, attorneys with the National Consumer Law Center and 2017 recipients of an academic research grant from the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging, have published a paper on reverse mortgages based on their research.

The paper, Reversing Course: Stemming the Tide of Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures Through Effective Servicing and Loss Mitigation appears in the June 2018 issue of the Elder Law Journal and is available here.

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:57

2018 Academic Research Grant Recipients

The Borchard Foundation Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Academic Research Grants in Law & Aging. The recipients and their research projects are:

Julie Bobitt, Julie Carter, and Jamie Kuhne, State Implementation of the Adult Protective Services National Voluntary Consensus Guidelines

Carole Cox and Issi Doron, National and International Human Rights of Older Persons Index

Mary Helen McNeal and Maria Teresa Brown, Exploring Restorative Justice as Remedy for Elder Abuse and Exploitation

Gary L. Stein and Cathy Berkman, Experiences of LGBT Patients and Families in Hospice and Palliative Care

Congratulations to the grant recipients!

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 17:35

RFP for 2018 Academic Research Grants

The Borchard Center on Law & Aging awards up to 4 grants of $20,000 each year. This Request for Proposals is open to all interested and qualified legal, health sciences, social sciences, and gerontology scholars and professionals. Organizations per se, whether profit or non-profit are not eligible to apply, although they may administer the grant. However, two or more individuals in the same institution or different institutions may submit a collaborative proposal. 

The objectives of the grants are to further research and scholarship about new or improved public policies, laws, and/or programs that will enhance the quality of life for the elderly, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability, or other barriers.

The Center expects grantees to meet the objectives of the grant program through individual or collaborative research projects that analyze and recommend changes in one or more important existing public policies, laws, and/or programs relating to the elderly; or, anticipate the need for and recommend new public policies, laws, and/or programs for the elderly necessitated by changes in the number and demographics of the country’s and the world’s elderly populations by advances in science and technology, by changes in the health care system, or by other developments. It is expected that the research product will be publishable in a first-rate journal.

Applicants must submit an online application found on the Center’s Web site at www.borchardcla.org no later than Monday, October 16, 2017. Note that this due date has been changed this year from our usual date of October 15--a Sunday--this year, to October 16, a Monday. Proposals will be reviewed and grants awarded by a committee composed of the Center’s academic advisory board members, co-directors, and former fellows. Selections will be made on or about December 15, 2017.

The Research Grant Proposal should include a description of the research project, a detailed budget (including matching support), a discussion of how the research meets the objectives of the Center’s grant program, why the project is otherwise important, a description of the intended written research product and the publication(s) to which the work product will be submitted for publication, a statement if IRB approval is required, and curriculum vitae of the principal investigator(s).

A further description of the Academic Research Grant Program, the Request for Proposals, and the application form are available here.

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Nina Kohn, professor at Syracuse University College of Law, and Israel "Issi" Doron at the University of Haifa, Department of Gerontology, were recipients of a 2014 Borchard Academic Research grant. The work funded by this grant has now been published as an article, together with Maria Teresa Brown of the Aging Studies Institute. Their article, Identifying Connections Between Elder Law & Gerontology: Implications for Teaching, Research, and Practice,  appears in the Elder Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 29, 2017.

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